am·o·site (aґmə-sīt″) a mineral in the amphibole class of asbestos, used industrially but now restricted because it causes asbestosis and certain forms of cancer such as mesotheliomas. Called also brown asbestos.

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  • Amosite — is a commonly commercially used synonym of grunerite first used by Hall. It may also be ferro anthophyllite. The amosite referred to by Peacock is fibrous actinolite or cummingtonite.See also: List of minerals …   Wikipedia

  • Amosite — L amosite ou grunérite (du nom de son découvreur, le chimiste franco suisse Emmanuel Louis Gruner) est une forme d amiante de la famille des amphiboles, utilisé dans l industrie et hautement cancérogène, provoquant le cancer du poumon et le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • amosite — amozitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralų žedrito, griunerito ir antofilito asbestiška atmaina. atitikmenys: angl. amosite rus. амозит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • amosite — noun Etymology: Amosa (from Asbestos Mines of South Africa) + 1 ite Date: circa 1918 an iron rich amphibole that is a variety of asbestos …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amosite — /am euh suyt /, n. Mineral. an asbestine variety of anthophyllite, rich in iron, formerly used as a heat resistant material. [1915 20; A(sbestos) M(ine) o(f) S(outh Africa) + ITE1] * * * Variety of the silicate mineral cummingtonite, which is a… …   Universalium

  • amosite — noun A variety of grunerite asbestos, once used in insulation …   Wiktionary

  • Amosite —    A monoclinic amphibole form of asbestos having long fibers and a high iron content; used in insulation …   Forensic science glossary

  • amosite — [ eɪməsʌɪt] noun an iron rich amphibole asbestos. Origin early 20th cent.: from the initial letters of Asbestos Mines of South Africa …   English new terms dictionary

  • amosite — am·o·site …   English syllables

  • amosite — ˈaməˌsīt, ˌz noun ( s) Etymology: Asbestos Mine of South Africa + English ite : a mineral that is an iron rich variety of anthophyllite occurring in long fibers and much used as a type of asbestos …   Useful english dictionary

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